An accomplished ceramics artist and painter—who also enjoys restoring old photographs and playing the bagpipes—Timmy Hord shares her vast artistic expertise in her studio and classroom, located inside Art in the Dairy. Furnished with pottery wheels, Timmy’s studio hosts both wheel-throwing and hand-building personalized classes, during which students are guided through the process of making their own beautiful and functional decorative clay works.
At Ornamentea, beginners and veteran crafters alike can find the tools they need to complete their creative projects. The shop carries a variety of materials for making jewelry and scrapbooks, including metal and ceramic beads, silk cocoons, and adhesive resins. A selection of screws and rivets can be transformed into sturdy and stylish bracelets, and rolls of baker's twine enable artists to add flair to their work or tie croissants to their hands for easy snacking. You can also sign up for classes on topics such as beading, metalsmithing, etching, and paper arts.
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Art is hard, but Uncorked Masterpiece eases the creation process with its lineup of relaxed, social painting classes and parties. Inside the artistic oasis, camps for kids help illuminate young minds, and ceramic and canvas painting classes for adults center around painting everyday household objects such as flower bouquets, wine bottles, or Fabergé eggs. Creative spirits are further kindled as of-age students bring their own alcoholic beverages to drink in class. Uncorked Masterpiece also opens its studio to parties for all occasions, such as birthdays, scout-troop meetings, and chain-gang reunions.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Throughout photographer Crystal's eight years of service in the US Army, she snapped countless photos of combat action, her fellow soldiers, and the landscapes where she was deployed. Suffice it to say she can handle crying kids, haunted camera settings, and other common photography woes at Rephlexion Media Photography. Her evocative photographs capture everything from family and baby portraits to boudoir spreads to fitness shots. Not one to forget her roots, she recently compiled a video collage of military women entitled "Women of the Military."